You may recognize these golden scroll-like pastries from the best bakeries across Cataluña. Often served with a steaming cup of Spanish coffee, the palmera is one of Spain’s quintessential sweet delights. Deliciously flaky, these sweet pastries will give you a taste of the heavenly breakfasts that Spaniards enjoy each morning.
The palmera is quite similar to the French palmier, both words mean palm leaf. The name refers to their unique, scroll-like shape, which is how the pastry becomes so caramelized.
Artisans fold paper-thin layers of puff pastry on cane sugar over and over again, and then roll the dough on itself to form the familiar scroll shape. When the dough is cooked, sugars caramelize within the puff pastry to form the perfectly flaky treat!
Palmeras are the ideal breakfast pastry, a sweet accompaniment with a dark cup of coffee or tea. They’re also an indulgent afternoon snack, and for a particularly indulgent bite, dip them in melted dark chocolate the way you might enjoy churros.
Our palmeras are shipped fully cooked and frozen to keep them as fresh as possible. They just need to be toasted quickly before you bite into a crunchy pastry that’s just as good as the ones in Spain!